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HOW TO SIT WITH FEELINGS THAT ARE UNCOMFORTABLE: When you experience a challenging feeling, how do you respond? Do you distract yourself? Do you get upset or down on yourself? What if you allowed yourself to just sit with your feelings? Here’s what you can do: 1️⃣Create a space for yourself to physically sit and feel comfortable. 2️⃣As you sit, begin to bring your focus to your breathing. Through your breath, connect with yourself. (You can put your hands onto your body if that helps you connect with yourself. ) 3️⃣ Begin to scan your body and mind. How are you feeling? Identify the feeling. 4️⃣ Validate your feelings and show yourself compassion. Allow yourself to accept that in this moment you’re experiencing human emotions, and that each feeling is temporary and will eventually pass. ( 🎨 by @blessthemessy )
We love talking about Mental Health Awareness 365 days of the year, but we’d be lying if we told you that we don’t get excited for May.
This Mental Health Awareness Month let’s celebrate how privileged we are to be alive during a time when we are able to openly talk about mental health in an online community!! 👏
Although the stigma around mental health still exists, we no longer have to hide. We now have communities of mental health advocates online who are not afraid to speak up about mental health.
🙏🙏So THANK YOU to this community for holding the space where we can talk about vulnerable parts of ourselves without feeling shame.
🧑🎨Thank you to the artist community. Each of you create the messages and reminders that allow others to feel less alone in their thoughts.
🧠 Thank you to the mental health professionals who are supporting and holding emotional spaces for individuals everyday. ❤️
And thank you to the mental health advocates who are fighting the stigma around mental health. By posting about it, sharing your mental health journey, or wearing mental health reminders, you are normalizing these conversations.
🙊 We’ve got some exciting things planned for y’all for this month!! We won’t spoil all of the surprises but be on the lookout!! 😍
( 🎨 by @gmf.designs )
WE HAVE SO MANY NEW AND AMAZING DESIGNS AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE😭😭😭 Each design we offer was designed and submitted to us by an independent artist. Every time you purchase something from the site, you are also supporting the independent artist who submitted that design!! Because of our artist partnership program, we’ve been able to pay out over $100,000 to independent artists across the globe. We are so grateful.
THANK YOU TO THIS COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORTING THIS MISSION AND FOR SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT ARTISTS!! ( 🎨 on tee by Kandice Law)
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
If you want to help spread awareness, share this image by @justgirlproject !!
“Did you know…
🧠 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime
🌈 Members of the LGBTQ community are TWICE as likely to have a mental health condition.
👉 Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
😔 Because of stigma many people do not seek treatment for mental illness. Only 44% of adults with diagnosable mental illness receive treatment. “
( 🎨 by @justgirlproject )
STOP SCROLLING!!! You deserve to take a break. 🙏
♥️ Use this checklist as a way to check in with yourself and as a way to practice self-care. These are great examples of what showing up for yourself looks like!! You deserve to practice self-care!!.
👇👇👇COMMENT BELOW- What have you been doing to self-care during quarantine?! Let’s share some ideas amongst this community!!!
( 🎨 by @heyamberrae )